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Fr. Marc R. Alexander

Ordained: 1985
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Held many key positions in the Diocese of Honolulu, including Vicar General, before leaving to accept position as Governor's homeless coordinator in 02/11. Bishop withdrew his priestly privileges at that time. He resigned from homeless position in 1/12 after admitting that he had a sexual relationship with a woman while he was a priest. Allegations were made that he was involved with numerous women and that the Diocese had sent him to St. Luke's Institute for treatment before he left his priestly duties. Sued 4/23/14 by a woman who alleged he abused her as a minor while he was at St. John Vianney in Kailua in the 1980s. Case settled in 2016. Appointed by Honolulu mayor in 2/17 to lead Housing Office.

Fr. Roberto Batoon

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Extern priest from the Philippines working in the diocese since 1997. Removed in 1/03 after he was accused of abuse of a minor while working in his home diocese in the Philippines. Reportedly admitted to the abuse. Was to return to the Philippines. By 5/03, he had agreed to be voluntarily laicized.

Fr. Eugene E. Blazek

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Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

A man filed a civil suit in 3/08 accusing Blazek of sexually abusing him as a minor for over a year "during or after 1979." Suit also mentions abuse of other youngsters. Blazek, although still part of Honolulu Diocese, had been serving as a military chaplain for over 20 years. He retired 6/1/07 and was living in Houston, TX per Catholic Herald.

Fr. Alphonsus Boumeister

Order: SSCC
Ordained: 1915
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Ordained in Belgium. Arrived in Hawaii in 1915. Accused in a 2002 civil suit of abuse of an 11-year-old boy in 1961. In 3/05 the case was dismissed by a judge, who said plaintiff had presented no evidence to support his claim. Boumeister died in 1972 at age 84.

Fr. Joseph Bukoski, III

Order: SSCC
Ordained: 1979
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Placed on leave in 5/02 after allegations of sexually abusing a boy in the 1970s while a Sacred Heart brother, prior to ordination. A second accuser also came forward. Two civil suits were filed in 2003. At least one suit claimed the Order knew of the abuse yet allowed Bukoski to be ordained. This suit settled in 11/05 after Bukoski admitted to the abuse. (Immediately after settlement, criminal charges were filed against this plaintiff on behalf of a woman who said she was assaulted by plaintiff at age 14. He was acquitted in 1/07.)

Br. Robert Christensen

Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Accused in a 2014 lawsuit of physical torture and sexual abuse of a boy at Damien Memorial High School over three to four years in the 1970s. Christensen allegedly would have the boy strip naked, then hit him all over his body, including his genitals.

Fr. Francis J. Daubert

Ordained: 1938
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Spent career in China, Hawaii, New York, Missouri. Accused in a lawsuit settled in 3/16 of raping a 12-year-old altar boy at Good Shepherd in Honomu HI in 1967, while filling in for pastor. Daubert was said to have tied the boy with ropes in a "game," then sodomized and assaulted him for 6 hours. Accuser said he told his mother that night; she called the parish and a priest came to speak with her and the boy's father. Daubert was moved from the parish. He continued in ministry. Same lawsuit alleged sexual abuse of the boy years later by Rev. Anthony Pascale and Rev. William Queenan at St. Stephen's Diocesan Seminary in Kaneohe. Daubert died 5/22/83.

Fr. Roberto A. de Otero

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Ordained: 1977
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Accused in a 5/17/02 suit of abusing two altar boys in the late 1980s in Honolulu; settled in 6/04. Accused in an 8/30/04 suit of abusing boy at same parish in 1985. On leave 1987-89; Navy chaplain 1989-93. Admitted in 1993 to abusing a boy at a CA Marine base and resigned. After DiLorenzo came to Honolulu in 1993 he removed de Otero from public ministry. Had begun career in Portland OR archdiocese where in 1977-81 he had two parish assignments and sick leave before being loaned to then excardinated to Honolulu.

Fr. George DeCosta

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Two men filed claims in NY court as part of Irish Christian Brothers bankruptcy. Order in charge of Honolulu's Damien Memorial School. DeCosta taught there in the 1960s when abuse allegedly occurred. Worked in Honolulu until transferred to St. Mary Gate of Heaven in Hilo in 1973. There until 2002 when Bishop reportedly forced him to retire. As of 2012, he was pastor of Hale Lokahi in Hilo and worked with teens as part of Music Ministry Alive. He denied allegations. Civil suit filed by two men in 3/12. Accused in a lawsuit of raping a 5-year-old boy, who was a preschool student at Hale O Kamalii School in Hilo in 1991. As of 4/16, accused of abuse of 9 children. Suit filed 2013 by two men vs the diocese settled in 3/17. Laicized 7/29/20.

Br. Thomas Gregory Duffin

Order: CFC
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

One of 10 brothers and two laymen accused by more than 30 men in a 5/13 civil case of abuse at three Chicago schools run by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers, North American Province. Duffin was assigned to Br. Rice High School in Chicago 1972-78. Order agreed to massive $16.5M settlement with 400 plaintiffs claiming abuse by multiple order priests and brothers in 5/13. Three people filed suit in 2013 alleging abuse in the late 1960s by Duffin, while he was assigned to Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu. Duffin died 8/30/99. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings.

Bishop Joseph A. Ferrario

Ordained: 1951
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Ordained for the Sulpician order in in 1951. Started his career in Mountain View, CA. Moved to Hawaii in 1957 and became bishop in 1982. Accused in 1985 of abuse of a 15-year-old boy beginning in 1975. A 1991 civil suit was dismissed due to SOL. Allegations "found to be groundless by an internal church investigation." Retired in 1993; died in 2003. New civil suit filed in 2012 claimed abuse in 1973. Accuser reported to diocese in 1991 but no action. Named in three suits filed in 2013. Accused in 2014 suit of abuse of a minor in 1968 or 1969, after the youth told him he had been abused by Fr. William Queenan. Accused in a 4/20 lawsuit of abuse of a boy, about ages 12-14, in 1975-78.

Fr. Merle Joseph Fisher

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Accused in a lawsuit that settled in 2020 in the low six figures of sexually abusing a boy, ages 8-11, during 1967-70. The abuse allegedly occurred in the rectory of Holy Cross Parish in Kalaheo, HI. In addition to the Diocese of Honolulu, Fisher had assignments in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Diocese of Boise, the Diocese of Christchurch New Zealand and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He died 11/26/01.

Deacon James Ronald Gonsalves

Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Ordained for the diaconate in 1987. Accused in 2005 of abuse of a boy for three years, beginning in 2002 when boy was age 12. Placed on leave in 2005. Pleaded guilty in 5/06. Sentenced in 7/06 to one year in prison and 20 years probation.

Fr. Joseph Michael Henry

Ordained: 1933
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

From Ireland. Assigned to Bedford MA, Manchuria, Cincinnati OH, Hawaii 1949. Arrived in Hawaii in 1949, for one year at a Honolulu parish, then named pastor of St. Anthony's in Oahu in 1950, where he remained until his death 11/13/74. In a 1991 petition against Bishop Joseph Ferrario, a man named Fr. Henry as the priest who first sexually abused him as a child, during 1964 -1972. Allegedly, the boy told later told Ferrario, (Henry's successor) of his abuse by Henry, then Ferrario began abusing him, too. Henry was named as abuser in a 2012 civil suit by another man who alleged abuse by both Henry and Ferrario. Also accused in a 2013 suit of abuse in the 1950s. At least six allege abuse at St. Anthony's 1952-1974. Two more complaints vs Henry filed 4/13/16.

Fr. James A. Jackson

Order: MM
Ordained: 1948
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Accused in 6/02 by at least three men of abusing them when they were children. Jackson worked in Hawaii 1948-92. No criminal charges filed due to age of case; there were no records of complaints in his personnel file with the Order. Admitted abuse of boys, said was due to a surgical procedure he'd had on a testicle. Reportedly abused boys for over 25 years. Treated by psychiatrist Robert Browne, who was later found to be pedophile. Died in 3/05. Protests in 2013 about scholarship offered in his name at Maryknoll High School on Honolulu. Lawsuit filed in 2018 by a man alleging repeated abuse as a boy at Sacred Heart in Makiki by Jackson 1980-81. Sixth known accuser, at least, per news.

Fr. Andrew Mannetta

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1983
Status: None

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Assigned to Aiea and Pearl City HI parishes and on Guam. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of a 19-year-old, mentally-challenged youth 1997-98. Parents of 2 altar boys complained in 1994 but diocese said behavior not sexual in nature. Reassigned 2002 to NY prior to civil suit filed. Civil trial settled for $375K in 1/07 just before trial. Underwent treatment for sexual issues and alcohol abuse. Admitted giving alcohol to boys. Accused of abuse on Guam during seminary and 1st assignment. Lawsuit in 2017 alleging abuse 1985 altar boy age 9-10 on Guam. Suit in 10/17 claimed abuse in 1985 of 14-year-old boy in Talofofo, Guam. On Las Vegas diocese's list 4/12/19 (name misspelled "Manetta").

Br. John Paul Medvit

Order: CFC
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Named by a plaintiff in a civil suit filed 12/4/12 against the Order and the Diocese. A man alleged that Medvit abused him in 1986 when he was a freshman at Damien Memorial School on Oahu and Medvit was his teacher. Suit alleges that the acts included caressing, rubbing, groping and hugging the student. The youth reported the abuse to school and diocese at the time. Medvit was temporarily removed and later returned to the school where he again physically attacked the student. Medvit died in 8/12. Listed by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in 2014 as accused by at least two persons in claims settled in bankruptcy proceedings.

Fr. Edward V. Mueth

Order: MM
Ordained: 1924
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Spent 26 years of priesthood Kongmoon, China, then another 7 years in Hong Kong. Worked in Hawaii 1957-64 before retiring due to ill health. Died 7/23/83. Named as abuser, along with Fr. Joseph Henry, of at least one person at St. Anthony's Church in Kailua, HI in the 1950s per a 2/2013 civil suit. Alleged to have exposed his genitalia and rubbed his exposed genitalia on an altar boy's face in an effort to force oral sex.

Fr. Jack Niland

Order: OFM Cap
Ordained: 1976
Status: Sued

Died: 08/5/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Capuchin Franciscan Friar of the Province of St. Mary, ordained in NY. Worked on Guam 1976-99 then Pearl City, HI 1999-2008. Teacher, counselor, pastor, vice-provincial. (First Guam assignment was assistant parish priest under Rev. Anthony Apuron who later became bishop, and in 2017 has many accusations against him of child sex abuse.) Nilan died 8/5/09 in New York. He was accused in a 6/17 lawsuit of molesting a 14-year-old boy in the rectory of Our Lady of Mt Carmel parish in Agat in 1982. The boy aspired to be a priest and was living at the rectory. Suit filed 10/17 by man alleging rape as a 10-year-old altar boy by Niland, in about 1979, during confessions.

Fr. Bartholomew J. O’Leary

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Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 4/20 of sexually abusing a boy, approximately ages 14-16, in 1977-78. The abuse allegedly occurred at St. Stephen's Seminary in Kaneohe, where the boy's father worked. O'Leary was an administrator at the seminary. He is reportedly deceased. The suit also claims abuse of the boy at about ages 12-14 by Bishop Joseph Ferrario.

Fr. William J. Queenan

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Order: SS
Ordained: 1960
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Honolulu HI

In a civil suit filed 4/4/14, a man alleged he was abused by Queenan at age 14 in 1968 when he was a student at St. Stephen's Seminary and Queenan was a teacher. He claimed he told then-priest, later-Bishop, Joseph Ferrario, who also abused him. In the same suit, the man said he was abused by Br. Robert Brouillette and Br. Thomas Ford (both known abusers) in 1970 when he transferred to Damien Memorial High School. Damien Memorial was run by the Irish Christian Brothers. Another man received a settlement in 3/16, claiming abuse by Queenan and Fr Anthony Pascale at St. Stephen's, and by Fr Francis Daubert years earlier.